Race Night – A big thank you to everyone who supported our Annual race night on Saturday last. The club would like to especially thank all those who purchased horses and sponsored races. Thanks to Maureen and Michael Tracey for the sponsorship of the Race Videos and their staff for the refreshments. Thanks to Marty Costello for providing the MC equipment. A special thanks also to all club members who helped on the night. There were a total of 492 horses sold, which is a great achievement. We would appreciate if all money outstanding could be collected so we can start to pay out on the winning horses

Race Sponsors – €200 Donnellan’s Bar, Donal Neary Accountants, Supermacs, Euro Accessories, The Gill Family, King & Moffatt, Surety Bonds, Carrick Carrick Self Catering. €100 Barry Kerr Wealth Wise, Mal Guckian Plumbing Leitrim Village, J.J. Brennan Painters Newtownforbes, McKiernan’s Architects Leitrim Village, Mulveys Mart Store, Mulveys Carrick on Shannon, Ciaran Corcoran Leitrim Village , Mitchell Meats Drumlish, Keenan’s Hotel Tarmonbarry, Gibbons Centra Drumshanbo , Scollans Gala Drumshanbo, Gings Bar Carrick-on-Shannon, Lough Key Forest Boyle, Beirnes Bar Battlebridge, Supervalu Carrick-on-Shannon, Bright Buttons Leitrim Village. Other Sponsors Mick The Barber Drumshanbo, Electric Bike Trails Leitrim Village, Gerard Anthony Carrick-on-Shannon, Barrys Express Couriers Longford, Trail Blazers Carrick-on-Shannon Sean Guckian Transport Leitrim Village, Leitrim Hardware Carrick-on-Shannon.

Horse Race Winners – Colm Martin, John Conlon, Liam Moreton, Paddy McDermott, Lucia Tyrell, Rose Deane, John Fleming, James Keane, Derek Mullen, Imelda McManus, Aidan Farrell, Robbie Rigney, Andy McDermott, Margaret Bruen, Kathleen Crowe, Donna Flynn, Riordain O ‘Rourke, John Donegan esq, Ava Logan, Sean Kelly, Andrea Noone, Neol Farrell, Bridget Guckian, Louise McHugh, Scott kerr, Ursula Brodie, The Kane Corporation, Benny McLoughlin, Lauren Deegan, Barry Express Longford, David Regan, Gillian Whelan, Alan Doherty. Jacqueline Tracey, Brian Goldrick, Tommy Flynn, Donal Casey, Claire Cull, Beth Earley, Robyn Guckian, Andy McDermott, Barry McHugh, Gerry Spellman, Conor Guckina, Joseph McWeeney, Annette Goldrick, Andy McDermott, Berney Whitney, Shane Moreton, Eoin Keane, Alan Whitney, Joseph Guckian, Denise Eames, Brian Tracey, Julie Martin, Stephen Kelleher, Daniel Noone, Leah Casey, Edel Guckian, Cryans Duo, Marie Connolly. The winners of the Auction race were the Syndicate od David Regan, Eunan Tracey, Gerard McGourty and Luke Donnellan.

Congratulations – Congratulations to Shaun Chandler on being named Leitrim County Minor Footballer of the year at the Leitrim GAA awards night.

Underage – It was great to see our under 11 girls and boys team playing in park Sean at halftime on Sunday last during the Leitrim v Laois match. As a club, we have some very talented players the future is looking good for Leitrim Gaels.

Gaeltacht Grant – Leitrim County Board and Leitrim County Council have agreed on a scheme for Gealtacht Grants for 2018. Applications will be accepted from boys and girls resident in Leitrim and, for these grants, they do not need to be members of GAA clubs. Grants of €200 will be awarded to the successful applicants who will be drawn from a hat. Applicants who were unsuccessful under the GAA’s own scheme will be included in the drawand need not apply again. Appliacation forms can be found on the Leitrim GAA website and should be returned to Oifigeach Cultuir agus Teanga, Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada, Cora Droma Ruisc, Co Liatroma by 5 pm on Friday February 16th. Any queries contact Sean O Suilleabhain at 087 6821566

Sympathy – The club would like to offer sympathy to Attracta O Reilly on the death of her mother Kathleen Mc Dermott, Drumlion and also Bridget Moreton on the death of her sister in law Teresa Moran, Aughavas. May they rest in peace.